Anatolia, the motherland of the vine, has been known throughout history for its vineyards and grape varieties. In terms of both ecological and geographical characteristics, Turkey is very suitable for viticulture. Therefore, Turkey is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of raisins in the world. Grape is a food that we can obtain in every season since ancient times, both in natural and processed forms (molasses, grape juice, raisins, wine, vinegar, etc.). Raisins are produced by drying the fresh product under appropriate conditions. As a result of the evaporation of the water in the dried product, nutritional values in raisins are very high compared to the wet and natural state.
In general, grapes are composed of water, sugars, minerals, organic acids, nitrogenous substances, flavoring agents, enzymes, vitamins and phenolic compounds. The sugars in grapes are glucose and fructose and are especially important for feeding infants and children because of their ability to pass directly into the blood by diffusion. Grape is rich in mineral substances like calcium, potassium, sodium and iron. It is especially important that iron contained in grapes and molasses is in the ferrous form (+2) which can be more easily absorbed by the human body. Glutamic acid, arginine, threonine and proline are the nitrogenous substances in the structure of grapes and they make up 85% of the amino acids in grapes. Pantothenic acid (B5), niacin, pyridoxine (B6), biotin, folic acid, a small amount of riboflavin (B2) and particularly inositol and thiamine (B1) are the vitamins found in raisins. Grapes and grape products are among the foodstuffs that must be included in our daily diet due to their rich nutritional values, phenolic components and important bioactive properties for human health.
You can use Biorich organic raisins in your snacks, cereal, breakfast products, chocolate, sweet and cookie recipes.